SSOE Group Welcomes Business Leader David Willoughby to its Building Design Group

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, July 7, 2023 — SSOE Group (, an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, is excited to announce the hiring of David Willoughby, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, as Architectural Business Leader within the firm’s Building Design Group. Willoughby will be based in SSOE’s Birmingham, Alabama, office and will report directly to Robby Aull, AIA, ACHA, Senior Vice President and Division Manager of the Building Design Group.

In his new role, Willoughby will be responsible for the growth of the firm’s architecturally focused group in Alabama. This includes client development, project management, and overall design excellence within SSOE’s core markets.

Willoughby has over 30 years of architectural experience and brings expertise in the design and development of projects in a wide variety of building types. He excels in building assessment, conceptual design and development, as well as preparing final construction drawings and specifications. He has performed programming, space planning, building design, document production, sustainable design, project administration, code reviews, specifications writing, and construction administration while also managing design teams on projects of all scales.

Aull commented on his hire, stating, “I’m excited to welcome David to our growing team in Alabama. He will bring a wide variety of building design expertise to our clients within the aviation, education, and governmental markets. I’ve worked with and known David for almost 20 years, and am confident in his abilities as a designer and team leader.”

Willoughby received his Master of Architecture from Texas A&M University and his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University. He is a registered architect in three states: Georgia, Ohio, and South Carolina.

Architecturally Driven Solutions

SSOE’s Building Design Group includes an exceptional team of architects, planners, interior designers, and engineers who have received over 75 design awards in the past 20 years. They constantly strive to create innovative designs that enrich the lives of people and communities. One of five business units that currently comprises SSOE, the Building Design Group provides architecturally led solutions to clients and is supported by SSOE’s global team of more than 1,300 employees across 18 offices in the U.S., India, and Mexico.

Learn more about SSOE’s Building Design Group here.

About SSOE Group

As an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, SSOE is known for delivering unparalleled client value that advances the AEC industry. They have been named a “Great Workplace” (Great Place to Work®) and one of the “Best AEC Firms to Work For” (BD+C).

Over the company’s 75-year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to high-tech and general manufacturing clients in the semiconductor, automotive, battery, food, chemical, and glass industries. SSOE also provides forward-thinking design across healthcare and general building sectors such as corporate workplace, education, and judicial—with projects completed in 40 countries. Visit for additional information and career opportunities.

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